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Barehanded save by goalie Stephon Williams in USHL playoff game (VIDEO)

Greg Wyshynski
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We've all seen incredible glove saves on point-blank shots during playoff hockey games. Waterloo Black Hawks goaltender Stephon Williams upped the ante earlier this week in a game against the Lincoln Stars in the USHL: Losing his glove, and then using his unprotected left hand to make the stop.

Granted, it would have been cooler to see him snag the puck out of midair and show it to his opponent before taking a bite out of it like a burger patty; then again, fractured hands are rather uncool.

That's Kevin Roy of the Stars alone in front, apparently faking Williams out of his glove before watching the Black Hawks goalie make a remarkable save. It was one of 29 stops he made on Monday in a 6-2 victory, the series-clinching game for Waterloo on their way to the Clark Cup Final.

Waterloo is facing the Green Bay Gamblers for the 2012 Clark Cup.

s/t to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the USHL for the clip.

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